Teeth mobility usually gets undetected by the patient.
There are many underlying causes for a tooth to become loose, mostly it is due to depletion of the bone that surrounds the tooth.
- This can happen due severe gum problems, trauma from occlusion (bite)
- Infection- pus, cysts, of the jaw.
A. Tooth mobility as a result of poor oral hygiene:
- In case of accumulation of tartar like in picture, it will consequently result in mobility, because the tartar is a colonization of various bacteria.
- Such teeth can be stabilized by scaling and root planing.
- Moderate mobility cases, curettage (deep cleaning) will retain the integrity of the Gums.
- Severe cases are treated with flap surgery with bone graft.
- Extensively mobile teeth are extracted.
- In case of infected teeth with pus, cysts teeth are extracted or treated with a root canal depending upon the necessity.
- Proper maintenance of oral cavity by brushing twice daily and rinsing the mouth after every meal.
- A professional clean up every six months.
- If you are diagnosed with a systemic disease like diabetes, it will have a profound effect on your teeth and gums like other parts of the body, they will become weak, infected.
Always make it a point to visit your dentist, every six months. It is more important than you think it is.
If a mobile tooth is extracted it can be replaced by a bridge or implant